Bike Parking Along the Lakefront: That Big Boat That’s Actually A Yacht Club

In honor of the 106th Chicago to Mackinac sailboat race going on this weekend, I’m doing a bike parking post on the bike racks in Dusable Harbor next to the entrance to the Columbia Yacht Club. 

The former ship MV Abegweit, permanently docked in DuSable Harbor in Chicago, and home of Columbia Yacht Club.

The former ship MV Abegweit, permanently docked in DuSable Harbor in Chicago, and home of Columbia Yacht Club.

You can walk down the dock towards the side entrance to the club, and there you will find a set of wavy bike racks just waiting for a bike or two.  Wavy bike racks properly spaced..  just don’t try to walk around them or you may end up in the water.

Oma hangs out at the bike racks on the dock.

Oma hangs out at the bike racks on the dock.

columbia yacht club bike parking

It appears the club keeps these racks under surveillance too.

Bike Parking Security Columbia Yacht Club

The view of the city from the bike racks or the harbor there, is beautiful (Dusable Harbor can be found where lower Randolph street dead ends into the lakefront).

view of the city from columbia yacht club

The harbor views are lovely too.

Dusable Harbor Chicago

Here’s a little history on Columbia Yacht Club – it’s not as old as the Chicago Yacht club , but it has a long history with Chicago nonetheless.

Columbia Yacht Club - history

It seems like the city or other organizations have continue to add more places along the lakefront where you can lock up your bike before having a picnic, doing some exploring, or joining some friends for a boat ride, and I am glad for it.

 

If you want to read other posts I’ve written about bike parking around the Chicago area, or links to best practices for bike parking in general, check out my Bike Parking Fridays page. 

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